bash debian vim


i hate beeps of all kinds. the new install was beeping when gdm started, then it was beeping for no reason when i hit capslock in the empty space, when man pages over the beginning or end of a manpage, etc. i needed this fixed. found a few things on the internet, but i feel my solution so far is incomplete:

add to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
blacklist pcspkr

add to .xinitrc
xset b off
xset b 0 0 0

add to .inputrc (this i knew already)
set bell-style visible

add to .bashrc
set visualbell
export PAGER=less
export LESS=”-Q”

add to .vimperatorrc
set visualbell


wicd vs NetworkManager

spent the better part of an hour wrestling with wicd to try to get it to connect to my linksys WPA2. but it kept saying “incorrect password” even though i could see both passwords and i could see they were the same. tried password versus preshared key, no luck. pulling my hair out, then i had the thought to try nm-applet. it saw the networks, and then it said it connected, though i couldn’t ping google — immediately did a aptitude purge wicd and rebooted, ran nm-applet and voila, here i am posting over WPA2. something is wrong with wicd.